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Technology, Blogging, and Web Use for Congregations

Most people think that blogging is of interest only to the MTV crowd, like hip-hop, IM, or ring tones, Brian Bailey writes in his book, "The Blogging Church." They couldn’t... read more >


Transcending Negative Trends

Focusing on the positive qualities of the congregation rather than dwelling on the problems and weaknesses can transform members' perspectives and mobilize them to think and act differently regarding the... read more >


Innovative Congregation Management Software

Often promoted as a "people care" system, not just a database, innovative, web-based content management programs focus on the individual from first contact with a congregation through their journey to... read more >


Working Well with Architects

Challenges are inherent to any architectural project but these barriers can be minimized with good planning, open lines of communication, and an ongoing awareness of the true goals of the... read more >


Group Processes That Create Positive Change

Group process programs such as Asset Mapping, Appreciative Inquiry, World Café, and Open Space Technology are gaining momentum as congregations look for ways to emphasize and utilize their strengths to... read more >


Use Books For Change

This helpful article discusses ways to use books as resources for congregational education and church change. For guidance on identifying appropriate book resources, adapting the book to your setting, conducting... read more >


Tech News for Faith Communities

Keep abreast of changes in technology and regulations relevant to congregations that use technology as part of their worship and communication practices. The “Tech News” blog by Center for Congregations... read more >


Avoiding Ministry Burnout and Motivating Members to Give

Ministry leadership comes with a host of challenges: avoiding burnout, encouraging congregational giving, integrating media into ministry, motivating an outward focus, creating a nonprofit, or addressing any of a number... read more >


Best-Practice Advice for Expansions, Renovations and Construction

The Center for Congregations, an Indianapolis-based organization that supports congregations by helping them find the best resources available to address their needs, offers advice, workshops, speakers, resources and events related... read more >


Capital Campaign Fundraising Benefits

A capital campaign is a special fundraising effort for a specified project. Successful capital campaigns involve the entire membership and are based on a shared vision for the future of... read more >





Explorer of the Universe, Stephen Hawkings Dies

  "Unlike me, Prof. Hawking did his best to stare into the far reaches of the universe. If anyone could have...

Philanthropy That Thinks Deeply About Rural Community

Based in Indianapolis, the Lilly Endowment is perhaps best known for its grants to strengthen pastoral leaders and...

Grappling with Questions of Belonging, Unity, and Faith

Years ago, against the advice of colleagues, Amanda Parrish Morgan taught Marilynne Robinson's debut novel,...

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